Only optimists play poker. Why would a pessimist even bother? There can be no point in even trying. In spite of everything, poker is a game that?s all about winning. Gambling is all about winning. And a significant gambler (or an amateur who takes the game seriously) is often searching for a new technique which may stack the chances in their favor.
Now I had a funny experience a couple of weeks back. I?m a hypnotherapist and I sell plenty of mp3 downloads from my website. I had an e-mail from a would-be customer asking why I sold cds for winning poker and not for winning at the dog races?Interesting concept.
Now my mind began to work overtime on this one. The initial image which sprang to mind was these kinds of dogs being hypnotized to win their race!! Or maybe I was to hypnotize our would-be gambler so that he could cast spells upon the dogs to make sure a selected one did correctly win….Unable to look the feasibility in either of these, my next thought was to re-read the e-mail to review I?d read it correctly. Perhaps, I presumed, he was asking why I had a cd designed to aid in stopping playing poker, and not to forestall other kinds of gambling; Which made me check the title of the cd in question ? it’s ?stop gambling?, so no, this latest interpretation of the e-mail wasn?t possible, and as a minimum he had clearly asked the question as I had first read it.
Back to square one. What could he be getting at? In what way could you utilize hypnosis to help someone in winning at the dog races? You could possibly help someone stay calm and think clearly and therefore make better decisions. That?s more than possible. But would this be relevant? Perhaps. You may help someone to have a cutoff point at which they stopped after they reached that circumstance, thereby assisting in either quitting whilst ahead, or quitting before losing too much.
We got into slightly an e-mail exchange, and this person?s query gave the impression to stem from the assumption that you can learn how to have a neater ?feel? for selecting the winner. I need to admit that I wasn?t completely sold on the thought, although I?m open to being proven wrong. I still don?t quite understand how it’s worthwhile to hypnotize someone to get one of these feel.
Now, with poker, it?s very different. It?s a completely mental and emotional game, and assistance can also be given in relation to increased concentration, better focus, remaining calm, making good reads and therefore good decisions, in picking up the unconscious cues of the alternative players whilst controlling your personal unconscious behavior, etc. And so for serious poker players, hypnosis can do more than slightly that can assist you. You’ve gotten seen Derren Brown on UK TV where in one week he assisted a non poker playing lady of fairly ?advanced ? years (i.e. essentially the mostsome of the most unlikely subject he could find) with hypnosis, and she or he subsequently beat several seasoned pros!
Returning to this e-mail exchange, I came to the realization that he was simply searching for every possible edge, be it credible or otherwise?.and simply displaying the ubiquitous optimistic nature of a gambler.
Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis mp3 downloads and hypnosis recordings.